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Making a Request to Remove Personal Information
As the name implies, a Request to Remove Personal Information is a letter you can send to companies to request they delete your personal information.
If you would like websites to delete your personal information or have privacy concerns, then you will need a Delete Personal Information document. Before getting started, it is useful to know the name and contact information of each organization that will receive this form.
Under the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), residents of California are able to contact companies to delete their personal data unless it meets one of the following exemptions: completing the transaction that the data was collected for, security incidents, free speech, engaging in research, and complying with any legal obligations. Only companies that meet one of the following requirements have to comply with deletion requests:
Note: Only residents in California are entitled to protections under the California Consumer Protection Act. A California resident is a natural person (not a corporation or other business entity) who lives in California. The CCPA is still applicable if they are temporarily out of state.
People are asked to enter their personal information on websites on a near daily basis. In addition to data that is actively given by users, websites are able to collect some information passively, such as: internet activity, geolocation data, etc. Here are a few ways you can protect and remove personal information for free:
For more answers regarding privacy, contact a Rocket Lawyer On Call® attorney.